File Photo: The Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. Many Saudis had hoped that Twitter would give everyday citizens a voice, but Saudi Arabia has instead illustrated how authoritarian governments can manipulate social media to silence or drown out critical voices while spreading its own version of reality. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Saudis smother dissent with online troll army

A team of trolls were ordered to regularly harass Jamal Khashoggi and other Saudi dissidents